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Definition of "television" [television]

  • The transmission of dynamic or sometimes static images, generally with accompanying sound, via electric or electromagnetic signals. (noun)
  • An electronic apparatus that receives such signals, reproducing the images on a screen, and typically reproducing accompanying sound signals on speakers. (noun)
  • The visual and audio content of such signals. (noun)
  • The industry of producing and broadcasting television programs. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "television" in a sentence
  • "The latest evidence: For the first time in two decades, the number of U.S. homes with televisions has declined, and Nielsen is now contemplating redefining the term "television households" to include online-only viewing as it grapples with the challenge of TV ratings in a digital world."
  • "I had one college professor say that a job in television is maybe a good second job."
  • "One of the things I like about being a filmmaker and working on “Aqua Teen,” or in television, is that a lot of people think that doing what I do is totally unattainable."